I hope that you are all doing as well as can be expected. We all know that if we're on this forum, things aren't normal.
The letter came today: UNOS has taken me completely off the list due to the throat / neck cancer. I was hoping for simply an 'inactive' status that could be reviewed after 6 months of remission and doctors' review. They left the door open to get back on the list, but without any specific requirements to meet.
Fortunately, the cancer is easily treated; unfortunately, it has a 50% recurrence rate.
In my work during the mid-70's, I used to spend one week a month in Vegas and understand statistics. This means I see two things: first - not much attraction to gambling since the odds almost never favor the player (craps, the exception; cards, except for the house overhead); and second, cancer 50% recurrence is only a number, not looking at the particular case - its treatment (sophisticated), location (well understood) or stage (localized).
But, I ramble. Morphine and I and Norah Jones for music.
Goodnight, be well, John
I have to get up the creek! Now where's that paddle?